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Puri Info

  • State: Orissa
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • District: Puri

History of Puri

Located in the state of Orissa, Puri is one of the holiest pilgrimages for the Hindus. Puri is a coastal city that stands on the banks of Bay of Bengal. Featuring great architectural building, balanced climate, exotic beaches, beautiful landscapes and historical significance, Puri is visited by tourists all year round.

Puri also holds great historical significance because it is believed to be the land of Lord Jagannatha.

People and Culture of Puri

The major population of Puri consists of Hindus followed by Muslims. Oriya, Hindi and Bengali languages are spoken in this region. Rath Yatra is the most famous festival that is celebrated in Puri and it calls pilgrims from all around the country. Chandan Snana and the Snana Yatra are also celebrated here.

Things to Do in Puri

There are ample of places to visit in Puri. Swarming with tourists all year round, Puri is packed with many Puri attractions. Lord Jagannath Temple is the main sightseeing in Puri. Dedicated to Lord Jagannath, this temple is a sacred place for the Hindus. During your Puri tour, you must the Puri Beach. The beach is long and sandy and has many stalls lined up.

From the list of Puri tourist places, one must visit the Konark Sun Temple. Shaped in a gigantic chariot, the temple is declared as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Puri places to visit include Chilika Lake and Swargadwar. Among places to see in Puri, Golden beach is worth a visit.

Food and Shopping  in Puri

Apart from sightseeing, there are many other things to do in Puri such as shopping. The Swargadwar area is famous for buying artefacts made of shells and oyster. Decorative pieces are also sold here. Weaved saris namely Passapali, Ikat and Bomkai are popular here and one must make it a point to leave Puri after buying these beauties.

Oriya cuisine is the main food of Puri. The city hosts a lot of budget friendly restaurants and upscale restaurants as well. Bhojohori Manna, Chung Wah Restaurant, Bakers Boutique and The Gajapati are few popular restaurants.

Accommodation in Puri

Tourists who are wondering how to reach Puri can choose from various options such as flight, cab and bus. Located at a distance of 60 km, Bhubaneswar Airport is the closest airport to Puri. One can take a flight to Bhubaneshwar and then a taxi, bus or train to Puri. There are regular flights to and from places such as Delhi, Mumbai, etc.

Since Puri is an eminent tourist destination, it is brimming with tourists all throughout the year. Therefore, it advisable to book hotels in Puri well in advance to avoid the last minute hassles. From resorts to guesthouses to hotels, there are ample of accommodation options in Puri that provide the best of services. One can choose the place of accommodation according to one’s budget and comfort. There are many hotels in Puri that are located in close proximity to Puri sightseeing places. Plan a trip to Puri early this season with your friends and family.



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Pritvi Kanchi

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"A Trip to temple town Puri" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Yesterday
I had been to Puri by train in the month of June 2016. Puri is a must-visit attraction in the traditional circuit of modern Odisha. The must-visit attractions around Puri include the Jagannath Temple, Puri Beach and the Chilika Wildlife sanctuary. The Jagannath Temple is part of the Char Dham Yatra and was built in 1161. The presiding deity's statue is replaced here every 12 years and the interesting part is that it is made of wood. The Puri Beach is located on the pristine Bay of Bengal and is the site for the annual beach festival and this is the perfect place for patronisers and connoisseurs of sand art. The Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary abuts the iconic Chilika lake and is spread over an area measuring 1100 square kilometres. The Chilika Sanctuary is home to a wide range of species of flora and fauna.
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Rohit Kumar

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  • Rohit Kumar
  • 26 Reviews
  •  15 helpful votes
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"Puri Jaganath Temple" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
Another one of the chaar dhaams, Puri is known as the home of God Vishnu and his family. It is one of the holiest places in India and its annual rath yatra is quite famous. In every year huge crowd available here. A famous rath yatra start from here.
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Digambar kale

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  • Digambar kale
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"Excellent place to visit" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
We stayed 3 days. Puri beaches, Jagannath Temple, Konark, Chilika Lake everything was excellent. Specials about food and service at hotel Hans coco palms inn. Very good weather. Nice Roads. Everything was good experience. I will suggest to stay at star hotels only and not to eat outside food in markets.
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Abinash Mallick biki

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"About this Holy place" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Puri is known by several names since the ancient times, and was locally known as "Srikhetra" and Lord Jagannath temple is known as "Bada Deula". Puri and the Jagannath Temple were invaded 18 times by Hindu and Muslim rulers, from the 4th century AD till the early 19th century with the objective of looting the treasures of the temple. Odisha, including Puri and its temple, were under the British Raj from 1803 till India attained independence in August 1947. Even though princely states do not exist in India today, the heirs of the Gajapati Dynasty of Khurda still perform the ritual duties of the temple. The temple town has many Hindu religious maths or monasteries.
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Raj kumar sood Sood

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"Lord Shri Jagannathji Mandir" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
The holiest place for each Hindu. I am lucky enough that Lord Shri Jagannathji provided me an opportunity to visit this place and have Darshan of the Lord of Universe. Me & my whole family is indebted to Him for giving me such a wonderful Darshan. I wish that occasions keep on repeating.
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Rakesh kshetri

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"Puri - beautiful, amazing & religious city" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
One of the oldest cities in eastern India, Puri is famous not only for its religious value but also as a holiday destination. The beautiful temple of Jagannath, the Sun temple of Konark, Chandrabhaga sea beach, Durga temple & Puri sea beach so many places in one city, in short a perfect destination for every age.
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Pranabesh khatua

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"Puri tour"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Very good place situated near sea beach. Must visit Konark temple, Jagannath temple and Chilka lake. Be aware of fake boat owners in chilka. Chilka is a nice lake and must see famous chilka dolphin and Rajhans Iceland. Some tasty food available here, specially fish fry on the sea beach area. Also you can taste famous Puri Khaja. Excellent stay here with family for 3 to 4 days.
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Prasenjit bandyopadhyay

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"Enjoy Sea Beach, Devote to Sri Jagannath, Enjoy Sightseeing"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Puri, a complete tourist destination for all types of people and cheap and best spot for enjoying sea Bath. Puri is the place of Sri Jagannath Dev. The most attracting place in the Puri is Sri Jagannath Temple and the second one is Sea Beach and Sea Bath. There are so many places of sight seeing around the city and nearby Bhubaneswar, which is called the City of Temples. There is a great market of cloths and mementos for those who loves marketing.

To reach Puri you may have the best opting reach directly by train, or from Bhubaneswar to Puri by Bus (DTS Non Stop AC Bus to Puri).

Sunrise and Sunset is most admirable at Puri and lefts a memorable one in your life.

People may food various types, veg and non veg, separate Veg restaurants is there where they used to cooked food with no onion and garlic (Pure Veg restaurants) with a great taste. You may have non veg restaurants at Chakratirtha Road and Swargadwar. The best place for food is Tandoori Bites at Swargadwar Road.

Please spend one day for Temples. One day for Seath Beach and marketing and one full day for sight seeing. For sightseeing you may hire a sedan for Rs. 1700 to 1800 (9 to 12 spots) of Book a ODTC AC Bus ticket for Rs. 430/- per head for sightseeing. You may also have cheaper choice with normal luxury buses with Rs. 150 to Rs. 180 per head.

Place of visits for sightseeing Chandrabhaga Beach, Konark Sun Temple, Lingaraj Temple, Nandankanan, Udaygiri & Khandagiri, Dhauli, and many more temples surrounding the Puri and Bhubaneswar, Sakshi Gopal, Chilka Lake, Dolphin Park etc.

Please ask the hotels for room amenities and don't go to the deeper sea. Please don't no visit Puri at summer, the heat may burn your skin. Beware of Brokers and auto rickshaw drivers, everybody is taking commission from each other, please contact directly. Makemytrip mave have better options.
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Travelwidsandy

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"True tides of Bay of Bengal and religious Spirit of Indians"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
We visited Puri in August of 2016. The only nearby place in Eastern India where we can observe true tides of Bay of Bengal and religious Spirit of Indians. The Beach of Puri itself is very Romantic and playful place. With it you will find peace of your mind at Sri Jagannath Temple. Another must visit place is Konark Sun Temple.
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Soumyabrata

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"Relaxing tour"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Puri was as usual beautiful. This was probably my 25th visit but every time it's the same excitement. Though I miss the earlier days when it was less crowded. However this time of the year it is relatively less crowd. The sea was turbulent because of full moon. The tides were high and it was quite a Bath. I will highly recommend this place for both relaxation and religious purpose.
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